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electricjib 06-30-2010 11:25 AM

Priessing on Waivers
 
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COL's Tom Preissing is on unconditional waivers and if not claimed tomorrow at noon, will get bought out by the Avalanche.
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S E P H 06-30-2010 11:26 AM

Yay!

The Pwnerer 06-30-2010 11:29 AM

Nice Im glad Sherman had it in him to do this.

Drury_Sakic 06-30-2010 11:29 AM

I know there is a little bit of a money/fiscal savings from this, but since the Avs are not likely to spend to the cap this year and may want the cap space next year, why are they buying him out.

Frenchy 06-30-2010 11:30 AM

Good news , but i'm a little surprise it didnt happend sooner.

jaisen73 06-30-2010 11:30 AM

I'm kind of surprised but it gives me at least some hope on 2 fronts:

1. It might be to free up cash for free agency

2. (More likely) They don't want a wasted roster spot on the AHL level and that will give more ice time and development for the new crop of defensemen.

electricjib 06-30-2010 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jaisen73 (Post 26625838)
I'm kind of surprised but it gives me at least some hope on 2 fronts:

1. It might be to free up cash for free agency

2. (More likely) They don't want a wasted roster spot on the AHL level and that will give more ice time and development for the new crop of defensemen.

My thoughts exactly. The fact it's the day before the UFA market goes BOOM. Maybe they do have some plans and Sherman was bluffing...kind of like Burke, but not as obviously... just a thought

Belgican 06-30-2010 11:35 AM

Good points

and they don't need cap space for the next 2 years anyway

Granlund2Pulkkinen* 06-30-2010 11:35 AM

He would have been more usefull out there with a nuggets jersy on and a football helmet.

TheStranger 06-30-2010 11:36 AM

The avs already have what 20+ million in cap space, even if you guess at salaries for those yet to be signed. I don't think they opened up a few hundred thousand from this for free agency sakes *eye roll*

The only reason they did it was to open up a space in the AHL for someone who can actually play with the team in the future.

That and because Kroenke is a cheap ***** and doesn't want to be spending extra money anywhere for his NHL team.

chewey 06-30-2010 11:39 AM

Many positives because of this,

+ Cap Hit

Weird right? Why would we want the cap hit? Well if the Avs don't hit the UFA market this summer which is highly likely having his cap hit will push us closer or past the cap floor. Not exctaly a huge + but a + none the less.

+ Roster Spot In LEM

Shatty, Holos, and Cohen will get the time needed to improve. Plus LEM got better as well, haha.

+ Money Saved

Really, bussines wise - win!

thedoctor 06-30-2010 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dmitri (Post 26626091)
Many positives because of this,

+ Cap Hit

Weird right? Why would we want the cap hit? Well if the Avs don't hit the UFA market this summer which is highly likely having his cap hit will push us closer or past the cap floor. Not exctaly a huge + but a + none the less.

+ Roster Spot In LEM

Shatty, Holos, and Cohen will get the time needed to improve. Plus LEM got better as well, haha.

+ Money Saved

Really, bussines wise - win!

pretty much this. add to it that we're guaranteed the Avs won't keep Preissing up to meet the cap floor, and thus we're more likely to add someone in UFA, and I'm very happy.

Drij 06-30-2010 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by dmitri (Post 26626091)
Many positives because of this,

+ Cap Hit

Weird right? Why would we want the cap hit? Well if the Avs don't hit the UFA market this summer which is highly likely having his cap hit will push us closer or past the cap floor. Not exctaly a huge + but a + none the less.

+ Roster Spot In LEM

Shatty, Holos, and Cohen will get the time needed to improve. Plus LEM got better as well, haha.

+ Money Saved

Really, bussines wise - win!

Isn't Gaunce old enough for the AHL next season?

Bonzai12 06-30-2010 12:29 PM

The cash saved is only like 900k or something..

+ One more contract removed. Isn't the max like 40 or so?

BoxOfChocolates 06-30-2010 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by HishonHishoff (Post 26627562)
The cash saved is only like 900k or something..

+ One more contract removed. Isn't the max like 40 or so?

50 contract limit

Stories 06-30-2010 12:33 PM

Good. He was a bum in the minors.

bohlmeister 06-30-2010 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Drij (Post 26627146)
Isn't Gaunce old enough for the AHL next season?

He is 20, so I believe he can play in the AHL.

St Michael's Major's have the Memorial Cup this season. I would be surprised if the Avs want him to play in the AHL rather than captain his junior team in the Mem cup. I guess it will depend on his training camp.

Pure 06-30-2010 12:41 PM

Gives a ton of PP time for Shattenkirk and Cohen.

LTC Pain 06-30-2010 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Pure (Post 26627892)
Gives a ton of PP time for Shattenkirk and Cohen.

And Holos.

Belgican 06-30-2010 02:11 PM

Do the Avs have to split Preissing's cap hit on the following 2 seasons, or can they absorb all the cap hit next season already ?

WarriorOfGandhi 06-30-2010 02:23 PM

Hopefully he gets claimed by some team that really lacks offensive dmen on their farm team, but I'm not betting money on it

CB Joe 06-30-2010 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Drij (Post 26627146)
Isn't Gaunce old enough for the AHL next season?

Has anyone followed Gaunce last season? Why was there such a regression in his offensive numbers?

electricjib 06-30-2010 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CBJoe (Post 26630959)
Has anyone followed Gaunce last season? Why was there such a regression in his offensive numbers?

He was injured for a little while. Many have said he was focusing on his defensive game.

Seaward* 06-30-2010 03:34 PM

Never even gave him a shot. Good work getting rid of a solid PP D-man.

We clearly have extras to spare....

TwoPadStack 06-30-2010 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CreamSoda (Post 26632652)
Never even gave him a shot. Good work getting rid of a solid PP D-man.

We clearly have extras to spare....

Surely you're joking.

You can't put Preissing even on the PP because he's arguably the worst defensive player who calls himself a D in both the NHL and the AHL.

Look at his numbers for the Monsters... he was always a minus, worse than younger, inexperienced D. The guy's a disaster.


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